Message from the Yorktown Mayor
Good day Yorktown,
I would like to take a few moments to discuss current issues with you.
Most importantly, I want to thank each of you for your efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 in our community. While we have had cases, fortunately the number has been manageable and likely this is due to your diligence. I encourage each of you to continue to follow the tried and true practices of social distancing and good hygiene.
Secondly, I am pleased to announce a gift card stimulus program for the benefit of all citizens as well as restaurants in Yorktown. Your City Council has unanimously approved the issuance of a one-time $ 25.00 gift card to each household to be used at participating restaurants located within the city limits. We can all agree on the difficulty this COVID-19 pandemic has caused local citizens as well as the local economy. With this gesture the City Council hopes to encourage your utilization of the local restaurants. We see this as a win/win for both the citizens and the restaurants.
Thirdly, I am pleased to report that, utilizing grant funds, construction is about to begin on the various infrastructure repairs within the city. You will remember the city was recently awarded in excess of $ 1,000,000.00 in grant funds to use for improvements in certain city utilities and installation of flood mitigation infrastructure in our city. Certainly, there will be construction related inconveniences over the course of this two-year process but undoubtedly the end result will pay dividends many times over.
Fourth, I am very excited to notify you of an additional grant the City of Yorktown was recently awarded. This grant, provided by the M. G. and Lillie A. Johnson Foundation, Inc. is in the amount of $ 75,000.00 to be applied on our current Fire Truck debt. The City is in the process of determining the most sensible application of these funds to accomplish the greatest benefit for Yorktown citizens.
There are many more positive projects the City of Yorktown is currently involved in and I plan to inform you of those in the very near future. Please stay safe during these trying times and know that the Yorktown City Council appreciates each of you.
Bill B. Baker
City of Yorktown